Thoughts on the Gospel for The Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lucan van Doetechum (1559-1593)

The Third Servant’s Story

Then the one who had received the one talent came forward and said
“Master, I knew you were a demanding person;

harvesting where you did not plant
and gathering where you did not scatter;
so out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground.
Here it is back.”
”His master said to him in reply, “You wicked, lazy servant!
Should you not then have put my money in the bank
so that I could have got it back with interest on my return?
Now then! Take the talent from him 
and give it to the one with ten. 

For to everyone who has,

more will be given and he will grow rich;
but from the one who has not,
even what he has will be taken away.
And throw this ...
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Are you Ready?

The bridegroom came
and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him.
Then the door was locked.
Afterwards the other virgins came and said,
‘Lord, Lord, open the door for us!’
But He said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I ...
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The 39th Annual Lewis Tolkien Lecture – ONLINE ONLY

A Note From Dr James Patrick Dear Friend of the Lewis-Tolkien Society,
THIS IS AN ONLINE ONLY EVENT. Due to covid complications the 39th Lewis Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Holly Ordway by Zoom at 7:30  on the evening ...
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Called, Chosen

Called, Chosen Some ignored the invitation and went away,
one to his farm, another to his business.
The rest laid hold of his servants,
mistreated them, and killed them.
The king was enraged and sent his troops,
destroyed ...
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Never too Late

“These last ones worked only one hour,
and you have made them equal to us,
who bore the day’s burden and the heat.’
He said to one of them in reply,
‘My friend, I am not cheating you.
Did you not agree with me ...
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Forgive Anyhow

I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.
Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant,
Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers
until he should pay back the whole debt.
So will my ...
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John Henry Newman and the Battle Between Truth and Liberalism

Dr. J. Marianne Siegmund, M.A., S.T.L., S.T.D. Saturday, September 12th, 2020, Noon, Central Time, via the Internet exclusively on Zoom Dr. J. Marianne Siegmund is Director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program and Professor of Philosophy, Theology ...
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A Four-Part Series by Dr James Patrick

There is one thing that is infinitely more absurd and unpractical than burning a man for his philosophy. This is the habit of saying that his philosophy does not matter, and this is done universally in the twentieth century. ...
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Understanding with the Heart

There are seed that fall in good soil, who produce good fruit, yielding one hundred-fold, sixty, or thirty.  These are those who hear the word and understand it.                                                                 Matthew 13:23 The parable of the sower is somewhat unusual because Jesus ...
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